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af­ter­noons tend to be prime times as the wa­ter warms. Lively pike sport in the up­per reaches.

Pole, whip or a small crumb feeder with mag­gots for the roach and bream. Shaun An­ten with his 27 lb 5 oz Creet­ing Lakes mir­ror carp.

Creet­ing Lakes

Where? Creet­ing St. Peter, near Stow­mar­ket, Suf­folk, IP14 5BW. Day tick­ets £8 one rod; £11 two rods on the plea­sure lakes; £10 and £15 on the Spessy Lake.

Tel: 01473 327366.

What’s be­ing caught? Spec­i­men Lake pro­duced carp

cru­cians, chub, barbel and perch. The club also runs stretches of the Great Ouse and Old West at Lit­tle Thet­ford, in the Fens near Ely.

Tel: Nigel Roberts on 01223 836773. www.saf­fron­waldenac.btck.co.uk

■ RIGHT: SWAC mem­ber Tony Holmes with a brace of com­mon carp from Whit­tles­ford Pit, in Cam­bridgeshire, at 20 lb and 18 lb. to 33 lb with sev­eral back-up 20s in re­cent weeks.

Tac­tics? Leg­ered boilies scor­ing on the Spessy Lake. Shaun An­ten got a 27 lb 5 oz mir­ror carp on a 16 mm Tan­ger­ine Dream boilie dur­ing a re­cent visit. Pole with mag­gots or 4 mm pel­lets and ac­cu­rate loose­feed, for mixed bags.

Mag­pie Lake

Where? Land­beach, Cam­bridgeshire, CB25 9FA. Day tick­ets £7. Water­beach AC mem­ber­ship £30.

Tel: Colin Brett on

07884 072313.

What’s be­ing caught? De­spite low wa­ter lev­els and on­go­ing peg ren­o­va­tion work, carp av­er­ag­ing 3-4 lb to low dou­bles, to­gether with qual­ity roach, oc­ca­sional perch and rudd, are feed­ing at this 28-peg lake. Tac­tics? Pole with corn, bread, pel­let or mag­gots to mar­gins or down the deeper cen­tre track is best. Feed one or two spots ac­cu­rately, then wait pa­tiently for fish to ar­rive rather than spread­ing bait all over your swim. It’s a well-shel­tered lake, so you’ll al­ways find calm ar­eas for great plea­sure ses­sions.

Reep­ham Fish­ery

Reep­ham, Nor­folk, NR10 4NR. Day tick­ets from £10. Tel: 01603 870829 or

07920 824777.

Carp galore av­er­ag­ing 3-5 lb from Long, Main and Lily lakes. Steve Crowe topped a re­cent Open match with 171 lb 3 oz, while Si­mon El­liott took 82 lb 13 oz to win the fol­low­ing day’s con­test.

Pole with mag­gots over fish­meal ground­bait in the mar­gins, or a 6 m pole line in deeper wa­ter, is a good open­ing gam­bit. Top up with pots of dead mag­gots and try larger hook baits such as dou­ble corn or pel­lets for larger fish later on.

■ Where? What’s be­ing caught? Tac­tics?


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